Lynwood Unified School District

  • Roosevelt Elementary College Fair Teaches Students about University Life

    Roosevelt Elementary sixth-grader Stephanie Reyes’ eyes lit up when she described the famous alumni of Princeton University – from former First Lady Michelle Obama to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and President James Madison. Reyes joined classmates Estevan Sandoval and Kianna Jimenez as representatives of Princeton for their school’s fourth annual College Fair on May 22. Nearly 650 Roosevelt students in preschool through sixth grade were taught college options by their peers, detailing school colors, mascots and programs of more than two dozen universities.

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  • Lynwood Unified Students Showcase Work in Engineering and Literature at GATE Fair

    Lynwood Unified School District students experimented with static electricity, observed models of city landscapes and reviewed book reports during the annual Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Fair where students explored the work of their peers across the District. Each of Lynwood Unified’s 18 schools contributed projects that were publicly displayed on May 16 in the city’s Bateman Hall, where the community could take the educational tour. Elementary schools visited the showcase in shifts throughout the day, while some children brought their parents for demonstrations of engineering, science, history and world geography.

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  • Hosler Middle School Students Raise Awareness, $2,000 at Second Annual Autism Walk

    Students at Lynwood Unified’s Hosler Middle School walked, jogged and ran to support their community during the second annual Autism Walk, raising $2,000 for the Autism Speaks organization. The My Buddy Club, which consists of seventh-graders in special education, reached out to peers, teachers and parents to help raise funds for autism awareness – tripling the amount raised during last year’s walk.

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Paramount Unified Students to Test Literacy in Battle of the Books

Students at Paramount Unified’s Hollydale K-8 School will hold a Battle of the Books to boost literacy and foster a team spirit at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30 at the school, 5511 Century Blvd., South Gate. Student teams will be quizzed on their understanding of books selected for review. The winning team will advance to a districtwide battle among 12 schools in June.

Lynwood High School Students Journey to South Korea to Discover New Culture through Leadership Program

Two Lynwood High School students traveled to South Korea as part of the Project Bridge intercultural youth leadership program, which aims to cultivate community leaders with an increased awareness of diverse cultures. Lynwood High School junior Andrea Gonzalez and senior Litzy Santoyo met with students and visited historical sites during the trip, which ran from March 28 through April 8.

Lynwood Unified, Compton College Form Partnership to Ensure College Admission

Lynwood Unified School District is launching a partnership with Compton College that will provide graduates with priority registration, guaranteed admission, financial aid assistance and programs to help with college readiness starting with the class of 2019. The College Promise Partnership between Lynwood Unified and Compton College, which was approved in August 2017, will be solidified at a signing ceremony in April, with representatives from the college and the District pledging their efforts to ensure student success.

Lynwood Unified Students to Receive New Eyeglasses

Nearly 150 students from Lindbergh and Wilson elementary schools will enjoy clearer outlooks when they receive new eyeglasses from Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating vision issues as a barrier to education. Vision To Learn will visit Lindbergh, 3300 Cedar Ave., Lynwood at 9 a.m. Monday, March 26. The service will move to Wilson, 11700 School St., Lynwood at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 27.

Lynwood Unified Elementary Students to Perform Original Play

Washington Elementary School students will perform a surprise original work at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23 as part of the District’s Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange (BRIDGE) Theatre Project. BRIDGE inspires youths to explore global solutions through theater productions written and performed by students. The school is at 4225 Sanborn Ave., Lynwood.

Oaxacan Philharmonic Band Spurs Lynwood Unified Student Success

Banda Nueva Dinastia de Zoochila, a second-generation Oaxacan brass band from Lynwood, is teaching its young members that the discipline required to master a musical instrument also provides a pathway to higher education. The internationally-acclaimed philharmonic band composed primarily of Lynwood Unified students, is sending nearly 90 percent of its student-musicians to college. Banda Nueva Dinastia debuted in 2001, with 36 first- and second-generation Oaxacan members attending Lindbergh Elementary School. Though dropout rates at that time were high throughout the community, all 36 original Banda Nueva Dinastia members graduated high school, with many of them becoming the first in their family to attend college.

Lynwood Unified Students Explore Augmented Reality with Google Program

Lugo Elementary School students will explore the wonders of dinosaurs and the moon landing through a presentation of the Google Expeditions Augmented Reality Pioneer Program at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at the school, 4345 Pendleton Ave., Lynwood. A Google representative will train teachers in the program, allowing them to share with their classrooms. The program also will be showcased at Abbott Elementary on Monday, March 26.

Lynwood Unified Celebrates Read Across America with Mayor, Community Leaders

Follow-up Story: Roosevelt Elementary School first-graders oohed and aahed in amazement, pointing in disbelief as the Cat in The Hat entered their classroom and proceeded to read “Green Eggs and Ham.” The fairytale character joined community leaders and parents who took turns reading classic tales on March 1 in celebration of Read Across America Week, the annual reading awareness program. Literary rhymes from Dr. Seuss classics like “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket” filled K-6 classrooms across the District as guest readers encouraged children to explore books and imparted important lessons. Lynwood Mayor Jose Luis Solache recited the words of “Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack” alongside young students, while Lynwood Unified Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite shared the impact that reading has had on his success.

Cal State Long Beach Ethnic Studies Exchange Inspires Lynwood Students Considering College

Follow-up Story: Fifty Lynwood High School Ethnic Studies students spent a day acquainting themselves with college life, receiving advice and encouragement from professors and undergraduates during College Bridge: An Ethnic Studies Exchange, held Feb. 27 at Cal State Long Beach. Lynwood High ethnic studies teacher Ana Orozco, a CSULB graduate, co-founded the Exchange with her former professor, Emily Berquist. Orozco accompanied Lynwood students as they attended workshops, sat in on a class and toured the campus.

Lynwood Unified Elementary Students to Receive Free Eyeglasses

Around 80 Marshall Elementary students at 9 a.m. Friday, March 9 will receive free eyeglasses thanks to Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating vision issues as a barrier to education. VTL provided free screenings earlier this year to determine the children in need and will deliver the glasses on the Marshall campus, 3593 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lynwood.